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I Hurried Too Much!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

I found myself just rushing through the daily Spark emails, just to get the "point." Then I realized the REAL "Point" was in the contents of the emails. As I read them, I get new ideas, new encouragement, new information, well, you get the point. (Pun intended!)
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Well, I've been dieting for the past 25 years. Yo-yo-ing I should say. I start a diet and then can hardly wait to get off it so I can have -- well, you can fill in the blank. I wasn't ever committed.
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Now as I read the daily emails, other people's blogs, and all the other good information on SparkPeople, I think I'm finally getting it! The encouragement is phenomenal, the success stories a real inspiration, the wisdom endless.
I wrote this poem several years ago. I should have read it after I wrote it. emoticon

Slow Me Down

Slow me down, Lord.
I get in too big a rush
To even think,
Or listen.

Slow me down today
That I might hear
A bird
Or a baby
Or the breeze
Sing Thy praise.

Slow me down that I
Might touch a flower
Or pet a kitten
Or hug a child
And think about
Thy creation.

And thus might I
Be renewed
If I can just
Slow down.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GETDONE 10/14/2010 5:47PM

    memories of a better time--ahh, yes emoticon

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DALOV4U 9/30/2010 1:51PM

    whoa...this blog is absolutely wonderful. Of all the blogs available I chose yours. Thank you for such beautiful poem. oOn my way home from work, I will touch a flower and hug my children.

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ANNMARY44 9/30/2010 1:48PM

  I agree, I realize once I slow down and took time each day to ready and learn.. emoticon

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